During the IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE, the first pod peanut stage started off this evening. The connection between nature and architecture investigated and unravelled on the basis of two narratives: ‘Architecture Follows Nature’ and ‘Nature Meets Architecture’.
Ilaria Mazzoleni (IMStudios, Milan/Los Angeles) picked up the first theme. In her book, recently published, Architecture Follows Nature: Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design (CRC Press), innovative solutions are found for building envelopes by the imitation of tactics from the animal kingdom (biomimesis).
Huib van Zeijl en Daniëlle Segers (Équipe architects, Amsterdam) addressed the theme ‘Nature Meets Architecture’. Their extension for the Helvoirt Groenprojecten ‘Proyecto Roble’ has been, amongst others, winner of the BNA Building of the Year Award (2013) as well as the ARC12 Price of Architecture (2012). Manou Huijbregts (HP architecten, Rotterdam) was the moderator of this evening.
TNX to Erasmus Centre for Entrepeurship, Rotterdam Science Tower for the location.
THE POD PEANUT STAGE WAS ORGANIZED BY KLIKKESBAUS AND THE SOCIAL INNOVATION FOUNDATION